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What can be done in young adulthood for neurodegenerative diseases?

What can be done in young adulthood for neurodegenerative diseases?

A healthy lifestyle!: Take care of yourself now! Get good sleep, good food, good work, good relaxation and good friends! ...Read more

Dr. MARIE DELCAMBRE
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Degenerative Nerve Diseases (Definition)

One type of degenerative nerve disease is when the sheath around the actual nerve fibers deteriorated, thus dramatically slowing the impulses traveling down the axon of the nerve. Other types include the development of inclusions within the nerve body itself damaging its ability to function. Also there are diseases wherein the glial support cells in the brain fall ...Read more


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Can neurodegenerative diseases be the result of a fat starved body?

Fat and neurodegenea: Not directly. The pritican diet is very fat derived and I never heard of an increase in such diseases in that group. On the other hand essential fats are relevant in CNS development and in effective antioxidation. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/14988463. ...Read more

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What can be done in adolscence to lower risk of neurodegenerative diseases?

What can be done in adolscence to lower risk of neurodegenerative diseases?

Not much: Well balanced diet, regular exercise, good sleep habits and adequate water intake are all mainstays of health. There is nothing specific which will lower the risk of nd disease. ...Read more

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Are neurodegenerative diseases the same as prion diseases?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Are neurodegenerative diseases the same as prion diseases?

Prion disease: It is a rare form of Neurodegenerative disease. ...Read more

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Can you have 4 normal MRI scans and a normal pet/ct fdg 18 fusion scan and still have a neurodegenerative diseases?

Can you have 4 normal MRI scans and a normal pet/ct fdg 18 fusion scan and still have a neurodegenerative diseases?

Not clear: Am perplexed as to why you have had all of these studies. Maybe question to be asked is etiology of your burning pain. Have your doctors considered fabry's disease or a small fibre neuropathy, both of which might explain your symptoms? ...Read more

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If I had 4 MRI scans and a pet/ct fdg 18 fusion scan can I still have a neurodegenerative diseases? Was at the mayo clinic for two weeks and they coul not find my ccause for dystautonomia.. ..

If I had 4 MRI scans and a pet/ct fdg 18 fusion scan can I still have a neurodegenerative diseases? Was at the mayo clinic for two weeks and they coul not find my ccause for dystautonomia.. ..

Perhaps one of my: Colleagues can answer your question. In the meanwhile I would recommend that you post your question to the forum at:
www. Dinet. Org
raises awareness of autonomic nervous system dysfunction and promotes dysautonomia education, support and networking. Best wishes. My wife suffers from this and it has been a long road trying too get answers. ...Read more

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What are the concerns with having degenerative nerve diseases?

What are the concerns with having degenerative nerve diseases?

Loss of sensation: I'm assuming you are referring to peripheral nerve degeneration, which typically affects the longest nerves (toes and feet followed by fingers and hands). Loss of sensation predisposes to skin trauma and ulcers as well as joint changes. Loss of strength typically occurs later in the course. ...Read more

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How can you make sure you don't get degenerative nerve diseases?

How can you make sure you don't get degenerative nerve diseases?

Nerve diseases: Which disease you have on mind? Just don't get old! I guess the disease that comes to my mind is B12 deficiency which may be treated. It causes anemia, peripheral neuropathy and dementia. Check your levels during your yearly physical exam or if you have symptoms suggestive of the above. Other neurological conditions cannot be prevented. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Degenerative nerve diseases?

What is the definition or description of: Degenerative nerve diseases?

Several types: One type of degenerative nerve disease is when the sheath around the actual nerve fibers deteriorated, thus dramatically slowing the impulses traveling down the axon of the nerve. Other types include the development of inclusions within the nerve body itself damaging its ability to function. Also there are diseases wherein the glial support cells in the brain fall apart destroying the support. ...Read more

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What can I do at home to save money and treat degenerative nerve diseases?

What disease?: I am unaware of degenerative nerve disease. You listed ALS and alzheiner's in your tags....Is that what you mean? ...Read more

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What is neurodegenerative disorder?

What is neurodegenerative disorder?

CNS cell disease: A type of disease in which cells of the central nervous system stop working or die. Neurodegenerative disorders usually get worse over time and have no cure. They may be genetic or be caused by a tumor or stroke. Neurodegenerative disorders also occur in people who drink large amounts of alcohol or are exposed to certain viruses or toxins. Examples: alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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What are different ways to treat neurodegenerative disease?

What are different ways to treat neurodegenerative disease?

See below: This is where the future of medicine lies--- oxygen and vitamins! The trouble is that modern medicine thinks that this is futile and it needs detailed research. We actually know that at least some, if not all have abnormal vitamin b1 metabolism and clinical trials have shown that alzheimer's responds partially to vitamin b1. ...Read more

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What things can I do to treat neurodegenerative disease at home?

What things can I do to treat neurodegenerative disease at home?

Learn/support: Since this group of disorders is variable, learn as much as you can from the treatment team. Become aware of and begin to access adaptive equipment that helps the patient function in a house built for average people. Prepare to deal with the paperwork and multiple specialties needed for care. Search out support groups that may help you deal with the day to day problems of life. ...Read more

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Looked up neurodegenerative disease but still unsure what it is.?

Looked up neurodegenerative disease but still unsure what it is.?

Neurodegenerative: Neuodegenerative diseases are confusing because the term refers to an assortment of different degenerative processes that can occur in the nervous system. Alzheimer's disease is one. Peripheral neuropathy is another. For a more complete discussion and listing of the disorders, look up this link: http://www. Indkc. Org/neurodegenerative. Html. ...Read more

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What causes developmental coordination disorder and is it neurodegenerative?

What causes developmental coordination disorder and is it neurodegenerative?

DCD: While we do not know for sure what is causing these difficulties, research has suggested that children with DCD may have a hard time:

Planning a motor task: Children with DCD may have difficulty understanding what type of action is required, such as how high you need to jump when skipping rope.

Organizing movements: Children with DCD might find it hard to think through the steps involved in a mo ...Read more

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Neurodegenerative disease (alzeihmer) or dementia or depression in my grandparent?

Neurodegenerative disease (alzeihmer) or dementia or depression in my grandparent?

Without knowing: Your grandparent, I can't say. All dementias are neurodegenerative illnesses in one way or another. And, yes, depression in older patients can present with memory problems. Have your grandparent evaluated by a geriatric psychiatrist to help you figure this out. ...Read more

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My 78 yr old mom who has a neurodegenerative disease just lost a front tooth without realizing it & has had olfactory hallucinations for 2 days.

My 78 yr old mom who has a neurodegenerative disease just lost a front tooth without realizing it & has had olfactory hallucinations for 2 days.

If your? Is, "Does: Mom need to see her gerontologist & possibly a neurologist & a geriatric psychiatrist? ", the answer is "Yes". Significant alterations in sensorium in an elderly person with a neurodegenerative disorder require immediate evaluation for her safety. ...Read more

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If person with Advanced neurodegenerative disease, taking seroquel Zoloft (sertraline) for dementia but Develop contraction and rigidity, how is EPS treated first?

If person with Advanced neurodegenerative disease, taking seroquel Zoloft (sertraline) for dementia but Develop contraction and rigidity, how is EPS treated first?

Stop offending meds: By first intention one needs to be sure that the symptoms of EPS in fact, are real. Secondly, stop offending meds (taper depending on which ones) and replace with others which do not have EPS as side effect. Third consider treating with antiparkinsonians if pushed against the wall but typically those medications are not robust at all for these types of problems. I don't like cogentin (benztropine) in Alz. Dz ...Read more

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My father is diabetic and has diagnosed with neurodegenerative changes in l5, and s1 what is could be the best option?

My father is diabetic and has diagnosed with neurodegenerative changes in l5, and s1 what is could be the best option?

All develop: Degenerative changes in the lower lumbar spine, especially males. The best thing to do is monitor weight, not smoke and exercise regularly. Make sure good vitamin d and calcium intake as well. ...Read more

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Pls help im confused! My wife did high vaginal swab c/s is it because she take pipolar disorder medicine?

Pls help im confused! My wife did high vaginal swab c/s is it because she take pipolar disorder medicine?

STI: I don't see why there could be a connection between medications for bipolar disorder and vaginal infections. Most of the time vaginal swabs are done to detect gonorrhea, chlamydia, trichomonas, and bacterial vaginosis, which are sexually transmitted infections, or candida vaginitis. ...Read more

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What medicines are use for lou gehrig's disease?

What medicines are use for lou gehrig's disease?

Treatment: It's mostly supportive, but a drug called Riluzole is approved for ALS and it's thought to work by decreasing glutamate mediated motor neuron cell death. ...Read more

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What are the diseases in which prednisolon medicine can be used at its best?

What are the diseases in which prednisolon medicine can be used at its best?

Several: Steroids can be used for back pain (inflammation), some brain/sinal cord injuries with swelling, asthma, COPD (emphysema), dermatitis (contact-posion ivy, etc), certain collagen vascular diseases, etc. Etc. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Hi. What is the best drugs, pencillamin or trientine for wilson's disease?

Wilson's disease: Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/wilsons-disease/ds00411 for info re wilson's disease which is autosomal recessive cause of excess copper. Both Penicillamine & trientine are used to chelate & remove excess copper. There's no best drug for everyone but rather a best drug for you. Talk to your doc about what's available to you, what's affordable, and what side effects are tolerable to you. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

What kind of medicine treats autoimmune disorders?

Immunosuppresents: Since autoimmune diseases are a diverse group of diseases which have in common activation of the immune system which leads to different complications (depending upon the disease) the best way to treat is to use medications which suppress the immune system (such as steroids and sometimes chemotherapy). ...Read more

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Can coeliac disease prevent me from studying medicine?

Can coeliac disease prevent me from studying medicine?

No!!!!!: Many people live with celiac disease and are highly functioning professionals. Strict adherence to a gluten-free diet is crucial. That also means reading labels very carefully. You should shop at the gluten-free section, available in most groceries, be under competent medical supervision. Also see www. Celiac. Nih. Gov/materials. Aspx; www. Celiac. Org/ ...Read more

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What drug is used to treat hodgkin's disease lymphoma?

What drug is used to treat hodgkin's disease lymphoma?

ABVD: Adriamycin (doxorubicin)
Bleomycin
Vinbastine
Dacarbazine

The combination of the 4, all given every 2 weeks for 8 or 12 times depending on the stage of the cancer is the gold standard ...Read more

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Medicine for Lewy body disease?

Medicine for Lewy body disease?

None: Sadly, there is no medicine specifically to help patients and family members of a patient with this problem. It is important to not have prescribed tricyclic anti-depressants, as these can cause a serious reaction. There are some things that can help with specific symptoms. See a neurologist, please. ...Read more